When users pull up the VTC panel, the description for "Primarily Opinion-Based" is:
Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
We discuss fiction. With the exception of questions about natural processes and orbital mechanics, they're all opinionated — very opinionated.
There are the better part of two pages of Meta questions about POB and not a few of them are asking about its definition on a site where the traditional SE defintion doesn't make sense. (For example, here (one of my own), here, and here.)
In my own experience, POB has come to mean...
The OP has not provided sufficient background or justification to determine which answer is acceptable.
Which is a fancy way of saying, it's POB from the OP's perspective. As in, the best answer isn't obvious, it was just the one the OP liked the best with no rationalization justifying why.
The last few days have seemed to be over-burdened with questions being closed for POB, even when it made more sense to close them for other reasons. Here's some examples:
What would a deep sea fish with human level intellect look like was closed for POB when it really should have been closed as a duplicate.
Help with "2012 meets Groundhog's Day" Scenario was closed as POB when it should have been closed as Off-Topic: Too Story Based.
How to name planets in a sci-fi setting? was closed as POB when it should have been either a duplicate or Too Broad.
It feels like people are simply defaulting to POB and I worry that it's from the perspective of "I can't see how you can answer this question with facts, so it must be POB." Maybe I'm wrong, but that's an issue we occasionally need to fight against on this site. People want answers to be factual on a site that's about science fiction.
This brings me to my question:
Question: Is it possible to change the descriptive text for "Primarily Opinion-Based" in the VTC dialog?
If no, then this entire discussion is basically moot and we'll be fighting the forces of evil forever.
If the answer is yes, then I'd like to propose a discussion about nailing down what POB means to the creative process of worldbuilding.